Is Your WhatsApp Account Green Tick Verified?

If not, why wait? Contact us today and get your business account verified to increase brand loyalty and gain business growth. The process for verifying a business on WhatsApp is distinct from the verification process for WhatsApp API.

This tutorial will guide you through the steps of obtaining WhatsApp business verification and explain how to do it effortlessly. It’s worth noting that while a business may be authorized to use WhatsApp APIs, they may not necessarily have a Green Tick verification badge.


What is WhatsApp green tick?

The WhatsApp Green Tick is a symbol that displays on your WhatsApp API number profile. Its appearance signifies that your Business profile has undergone a successful verification process by WhatsApp, indicating that you are an Official Business Account.

✅ The Green tick badge signifies that your brand is authentic, distinctive, and reliable.

✅ Obtaining the Green tick badge can decrease the frequency with which your customers block you.

✅ It may also enhance the read rate of your messages, resulting in a higher return on investment (ROI) for your messaging expenses.

✅ It can eventually become an integral part of your overall branding.

✅ Customers can view your brand name even if they don’t save your business contact information, resulting in more confidence.


✅ Indicates to users that the account is authentic and secure to interact with, resulting in increased engagement and fewer negative actions like blocking the WhatsApp phone number.

✅ Your brand name will be displayed rather than your phone number.


✅ To apply, a WhatsApp API account is required.

✅ It can be difficult to obtain a green tick verification badge.

WhatsApp is searching for innovative methods to connect customers with the businesses they care about. Once WhatsApp confirms that your phone number belongs to a business, a green tick badge ✅ will display next to your profile picture. This badge indicates that WhatsApp has verified your phone number.

To apply for the Green Tick badge, you must first be approved for WhatsApp Business APIs. Only a small number of businesses meet WhatsApp’s criteria for an official business account. WhatsApp usually grants a Green Tick or an Official Business account to only the most reputable and trustworthy businesses.

Types of WhatsApp business accounts

There are two distinct types of business accounts on WhatsApp: Official Business Account and Business Account.
✅ Official Business Account
When an official business account is verified by WhatsApp, it confirms that the account is owned by a genuine and well-known brand. If your WhatsApp account is an official business account, the chat list, chat screens, chat groups, and contacts view will display the account’s name rather than the phone number. Additionally, a green checkmark will appear next to the displayed name in the contacts view.
✅ Business Account (Has API access, but no Green Tick)
Any account utilizing the WhatsApp Business API or WhatsApp Business App is classified as a business account. WhatsApp authenticates every brand for each account on the WhatsApp Business API. If your WhatsApp account is a business account, only the display name will appear in smaller text in the contacts view; in all other views, the phone number will be displayed. You may provide customers with more information about your business by completing your business information, including your business website, address, and operating hours.
Here are the steps to apply for a Green Tick on WhatsApp
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Business Solution Provider

Begin by applying for WhatsApp API access via a WhatsApp Business Solution Provider (BSP), such as WATI

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Business API

Once your WhatsApp Business API access is granted, you can contact your BSP to apply for the Green Tick badge.

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To approve

However, if your business is not reputable, the green tick application may be denied. WhatsApp retains the authority to approve your green tick, and the BSP has no involvement in the process.

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How to verify a WhatsApp business account?

frequently asked questions FAQs

Yes, it is. The absence of a green tick badge on your account does not restrict you from utilizing WhatsApp Business APIs. You may continue to utilize all WhatsApp API features without a green tick badge. If your number has been approved for WhatsApp API, you have the ability to:

✅ Send marketing campaigns and promotional messages to a broad audience on WhatsApp.

✅ Run WhatsApp chat ads. [Read] Learn How to Create Click to WhatsApp Ads.

✅ Schedule WhatsApp messages in large volumes.

To be eligible for a green tick badge, ✅ you must meet the following criteria:

✅ You must have a WhatsApp API approved business account.

✅ You must enable two-step authentication for added security.

✅ Verified Facebook Business Manager account is a must.

✅ You must be a business entity (individuals are not allowed at this time).

✅ It is recommended that you operate at a Tier 2 or higher messaging level.

✅ You must be a reputable and noteworthy brand.

The process of verifying the Green Tick badge application usually takes around 1-2 business days, although in uncommon situations, it may take up to a week.
If your green badge application gets rejected, don’t worry, you can still continue using WhatsApp Business APIs without a green badge. Although the green badge adds credibility to your brand, it doesn’t affect your ability to run campaigns and support customers. You can reapply after 30 days if you wish.
The most crucial factor in obtaining green tick verification is having 3-5 PR articles published about your company, which increases the chances of your account receiving the green tick.
WhatsApp has certain restrictions on business categories that are not eligible for WhatsApp API and therefore not eligible for WhatsApp Green Tick Verification. Businesses dealing with products and services such as drugs, tobacco items, gambling, alcohol, weapons and ammunition, live animals, adult products/services, medical and healthcare products, dating services, and cryptocurrencies are not allowed to use WhatsApp Business APIs.